Elkhorn Slough Photography Tour and Workshop

Grab your camera and join Source Photography for our most popular and amazing Wildlife Photography Workshop:  A private guided boat tour of Elkhorn Slough, one of California’s largest wetlands and - in our view - the BEST place to get close to the action and photograph the abundant wildlife in the Monterey Bay area. Want to capture stunning close-up images of furry sea otters, playful sea lions and curious harbor seals, graceful brown pelicans and elegant egrets, and maybe even a shark or two?  Then this Photo Tour is for you!

Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Photography Tour and Workshop

 

Workshop #1 in the Source Photography Wildlife Photo Tour Series™

A California Brown Pelican is one of 350 bird species we are likely to see during our Elkhorn Slough Photo Tour and Workshop

A California Brown Pelican is one of 350 bird species we are likely to see during our Elkhorn Slough Photo Tour and Workshop

Grab your camera and join Source Photography for our most popular and amazing Wildlife Photography Workshop:  A private guided boat tour of Elkhorn Slough, one of California’s largest wetlands and - in our view - the BEST place to get close to the action and photograph the abundant wildlife in the Monterey Bay area.

View: Our Elkhorn Slough Photo Tour Gallery 

Want to capture stunning close-up images of furry sea otters, playful sea lions and curious harbor seals, graceful brown pelicans and elegant egrets, and maybe even a shark or two?  Then this Photo Tour is for you!

Famously described in the San Francisco Chronicle as, “the best place for wildlife viewing along the length of California Highway 1,” Elkhorn Slough is a beautifully scenic backdrop teeming with wildlife year-round, and is one of the premier bird watching sites in the western United States.  More than 340 species visit or find permanent refuge here, including several rare and endangered species line the California Brown Pelican, Peregrine Falcon, and Snowy Plover.  Located a half mile from Moss Landing, Elkhorn Slough is one of the last coastal wetlands in California and lies within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Our exciting 2-hour Photography Tour & Workshop is the ultimate way to experience this unique natural habitat, and will provide you with excellent opportunities to view and photograph the abundant wildlife from the moment we set out from the dock.

Huge numbers of Sea Otters call Elkhorn Slough home, and we will be able to get up close and personal

Huge numbers of Sea Otters call Elkhorn Slough home, and we will be able to get up close and personal

Sea Lions lounge and swim all around us on this tour.

Sea Lions lounge and swim all around us on this tour.

As we cruise along Elkhorn Slough in our private 27-foot-long Coast Guard Certified flat-bottom pontoon boat, an experienced Source Photography Partner and pro photographer will provide you with friendly, easy-to-understand instruction and proven techniques to help you capture exquisite images.  Our boat Captain, a naturalist who has spent nearly 20 years as a guide, will provide insight about the ecology of Elkhorn Slough, the fascinating history of the area, and in-depth information about the wildlife we encounter.

Our Photo Tour boat is chartered for us EXCLUSIVELY, so the tour will be private and allow us to focus on photographing the wildlife and landscape.

As an added bonus, we will be providing one digital camera mounted to a fast super telephoto zoom lens, and you will be given the opportunity to pop your memory card into this high-end wildlife camera “kit” and shoot during a portion of our Tour.

During the Tour, we will discuss the following topics:
* Lens choices & camera settings to capture Wildlife and Landscapes
* Utilizing natural light to make your subject POP!
* Creative photography – Shooting OUTSIDE the box
* Photo composition, and much more!

Our Elkhorn Slough Photo Tour gives you the opportunity to capture amazing wildlife images. 

Our Elkhorn Slough Photo Tour gives you the opportunity to capture amazing wildlife images. 

 Transportation
All Tour Guests are responsible for transportation to / from the Elkhorn Slough Photo Workshop meeting point.

Whether you are new to photography or a seasoned shooter, our incredible Photo Tour will get you up close and personal so you can capture striking images of the huge variety of wildlife in Elkhorn Slough, and give you the hands-on learning experience you need to take your skills to the next level.  One trip with us and you’ll understand why Source Photography’s Elkhorn Slough Photography Tour & Workshop is our most popular wildlife experience.

We’ll make you a better photographer – Guaranteed!™